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I’ve done it.  I’ve jumped on the smartphone bandwagon. For the last year I’ve been debating the pros & cons of owning a smartphone. On one hand, I didn’t think I had any real need to have internet at my fingertips all day long; On the other hand, my schedule had gotten busier and busier and the need for my family to know each other’s schedules “on the fly” was ever increasing. Now we no longer have scheduling conflicts, we communicate better, and now no more phone calls to get “directions”.

So now that I have a DROID, I thought I’d list my list of favorite android apps to get you started. I’ve spent hours researching the best of the best and well here’s what I’ve come up with:

*All apps are free, unless noted otherwise

Home Screen Replacement:

Shopping:

Google Apps: (http://www.google.com/mobile/more/)

Twitter:

Travel:

Widgets:

Academic:

Utilities:

Imaging / Photography / Graphics:

Browser Replacement:

Keyboard Replacement:

Visual Voicemail:

Games:

Security / Location:

Music:

Productivity:

News & RSS:

Movies:

Woke up today to a new homepage on Google. As you can see it’s a bit more colorful, buttons are larger, text is larger. No doubt a cleaner and slightly easier to use Google. Other enhancements included sidebar tabbed search results to better switch between results…

There’s also this latest news from Google.
http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2010/01/modern-browsers-for-modern-applications.html

We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar. Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.

You can kind of see where they got their visual enhancements from… (note: compare the orange “highlighted areas” in bing to the blue highlighted areas in the new google)